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Help .... shampoo for over 50s, hair care, sleek, smooth hair ?

(41 Posts)
Serendipity22 Fri 21-Jan-22 20:23:59

I wash, dry, style my hair and week after week after week I've taken on board the fact that beside it falling out !!! ( menopause) its dry.

Normally i have greasy hair ( well i did, at the roots ) i used to wash it every 2,3 days, anyway my point is that NOW, for the first time in its existence, it needs TLC...

This is where i cry HELLLLLLP...

What suggestions can PLEASE offer to a girl ( WE'RE ALLLLLLL GIRLS, RIGHT ?? ) whose hair and skin is changing before her very eyes ( .... and THOSE are going wayward too !!)


Beswitched Fri 21-Jan-22 20:43:07

I've started wearing a topper. Best money I've spent in a long time.

Serendipity22 Fri 21-Jan-22 20:47:02

Topper ?

Serendipity22 Fri 21-Jan-22 20:48:00

Ohhhhhh i think i know, i have a messy bun for when i wear my hair up.

crazyH Fri 21-Jan-22 20:57:13

I HAD the glossiest and thickest of dark shiny hair. The Aussie shampoos are good for dry hair. I know using straighteners is not favoured a lot, however, I find that it does smoothen my hair and gives it a sheen.
Also, Vitapointe is good, but mainly for the hair tips

Serendipity22 Fri 21-Jan-22 21:05:37

Thank you crazyH

A friend has just told me Dove shampoo and conditioner is a good 1.

Good grief, this is all new to me ( dry hair ) we take sooooo much for granted, THEN when things go wayward we reflect how wonderful it WAS.

Pittcity Fri 21-Jan-22 21:45:34

My hairdresser told me that I was using too much conditioner and only to use it on the ends every other wash.
I found a coconut bar shampoo for a pound on the bottom shelf in Savers and it's fantastic. No need for conditioner at all.
Another tip is to alternate shampoos so I use Superdrug purple shampoo too.

Serendipity22 Fri 21-Jan-22 21:47:27

Thank you pittcity

M0nica Fri 21-Jan-22 22:33:49

I use a few drops of argan oil rubbed on my hands and then run through my hair. ItI buy mine in Waitrose, but it is fairly generally available in places like Boots and Superdrug.

Serendipity22 Fri 21-Jan-22 22:39:20

Thank you M0nica

geekesse Fri 21-Jan-22 22:47:41

I wash using silicone-free conditioner only, no shampoo at all. It keeps my (now very grey) hair shiny and in good condition..

geekesse Fri 21-Jan-22 22:51:40

This is what it looks like 6 days after the last conditioner-only wash.

CanadianGran Fri 21-Jan-22 22:56:25

I love Moroccan oil Hydrating mask; the one in the tub. It smells heavenly and you don't need very much. I only wash 3 times a week, and don't use heated straightener or curler, so may hair is in pretty good shape.

I've had mine short for a few years, but was thinking of going longer again.

Serendipity22 Fri 21-Jan-22 23:06:17

Thank you both geekesse and CanadianGran smile

I never heard of a conditioner only wash before...

LadyGaGa Fri 21-Jan-22 23:14:59

I have always used Aussie volume. I’ve tried more expensive brands but always go back to it - it leaves my hair a lot fuller and shinier. I don’t use a hairdryer often as it dries out my hair even more - I use a Zero Heat cream (from the salon or Vo5) rub a bit in my hands and just scrunch it a bit so it’s a bit tousled. Gets rid of all the frizz.

Blossoming Fri 21-Jan-22 23:46:33

Look at the ‘Style & Beauty’ forum, loads of previous discussions with some useful info.

mokryna Sat 22-Jan-22 00:09:14

Geekesse What is the name of the conditioner-only wash you use please.
I am quite envious of your hair it’s so thick.

Beswitched Could you say what make your topper is, please, and did you buy it on line. Thank you.

FannyCornforth Sat 22-Jan-22 03:20:54

I’m not sure about over 50s, but I know that Plantur 39 is especially for the (^whispers conspiratorially ^) ‘over 40’s’ blush

FannyCornforth Sat 22-Jan-22 03:23:45

mokryna I haven’t read the full thread yet, but I use co-wash too.
I have curly hair and I tend to follow (quite loosely) the Curly Girl Method.
I also use Palmers conditioning shampoo. It’s really lovely

Jane43 Sat 22-Jan-22 03:38:57

We used to spend time in Florida and although it was on the greasy side my hair used to get very dry because of the sun. I discovered leave in conditioner was very good.

mokryna Sat 22-Jan-22 08:30:06

Thank you FannyCornforth , I haven’t much hair left and it frizzes at the ends but I do have it cut every 6 weeks. Over 40s, aren’t there shampoos for over 70s?

Serendipity22 Sat 22-Jan-22 08:56:53

I've woken up to heaps of really helpful posts.....THANK YOU.

Im going shopping today so looks like i will be coming home with stacks and stacks of hair products.

Thank you everyone.

Us GIRLS need to take care of our locks.


FannyCornforth Sat 22-Jan-22 09:01:38

mokryna I’ve just remembered that you are in France, and that you may be fortunate enough not to have that very annoying and patronising Plantur 39 advert.
It makes out that being ‘over 40’ is something akin to having two heads.

Serendipity22 Sat 22-Jan-22 09:03:52

Hahahahahahaha Fanny

Thats funny, 2 heads. grin

Beswitched Sat 22-Jan-22 09:06:23


Geekesse What is the name of the conditioner-only wash you use please.
I am quite envious of your hair it’s so thick.

Beswitched Could you say what make your topper is, please, and did you buy it on line. Thank you.


My topper is a Zara one. I got it from a specialised place here in Dublin and they cut it to suit my existing hair style.

I would recommend going to specialists. My hairdresser recommended this place to me.